Three Gorges Dam
Points of discussion
• ecosystem impacts
• change in biodiversity
• economic benefits/ disadvantages
• goods/ services received
• implementation of a hydroelectric dam powering local cities
You should find 5-10 references, at least three of which should be a primary source (i.e. peer-reviewed literature from Google Scholar or UMBrella
Do NOT include title page please cite all sources used
Here are a few sources and ideas to get started:
Three Gorges Dam
Flooding land for a hydroelectric reservoir has an extreme environmental impact: it destroys forest, wildlife habitat, agricultural land, and scenic lands. In many instances, such as the Three Gorges Dam in China, entire communities have also had to be relocated to make way for reservoirs .
Chinese Dam Slows Down Earth’s Rotation. When the Three Gorges Dam was built, 39 trillion kilograms of water from the Yangtze River built up behind it to 175 meters above sea level. … NASA has calculated that the dam only slows the rotation by 0.06 microseconds, which is six hundredths of a millionth of a second.
1 page reasoning to why the dam was built
Effects of the Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River flow and river interaction with Poyang Lake, China: 2003–2008
Guo, Hua ; Hu, Qi ; Zhang, Qi ; Feng, Song
Journal of Hydrology, 2012, Vol.416, pp.19-27
“THREE GORGES DAM.” Pakistan & Gulf Economist, vol. 30, no. 44, 6 Nov. 2011. Gale Academic OneFile, Accumulation of floating microplastics behind the Three Gorges Dam
Zhang, Kai ; Gong, Wen ; Lv, Jizhong ; Xiong, Xiong ; Wu, Chenxi
Environmental Pollution, September 2015, Vol.204, pp.117-123
ecosystem impacts, like specific loss of biodiversity and how that changes the ecosystem goods and services we get
The Three Gorges Dam located in China, has the ability to generate 22,500 MW. It is located in Sandouping, Yiling District spanning across the Yangtze River.